International Conference on Creep and Deformation Characteristics in Geomaterials

Chalmers Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

2015-08-24 – 2015-08-25

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The partners of the European Marie Curie Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnership project on Creep of Geomaterials (FP7/2007-2013, CREEP PIAG-GA-2011-286397) warmly invite you to participate in the closing conference for this project. This is an opportunity to discuss and share state of the art knowledge on creep of geomaterials and other porous media, with focus on geotechnical engineering challenges.

The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for presenting and discussing the latest developments in monitoring, analysing and managing long-term deformations in geotechnical engineering. Creep and rate-dependency is also an important mechanism in other engineering materials, such as concrete and polymers. Papers on any aspect of this subject are most welcome. Active discussion on key topics will be facilitated through invited keynote lectures. In addition, the partners of the CREEP project will present some of the highlights of their research programme, achieved through intense collaboration between industry and academia. The results include new numerical tools for modelling large boundary value problems, new rate-dependent constitutive models, and validation of boundary value problems using results from real field applications.

The following keynotes speakers have been confirmed to give a keynote presentation:

  • Prof. Efraín Ovando-Shelley (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Prof. Itai Einav (The University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Prof. Pierre-Yves Hicher (École Centrale de Nantes, France)
  • Prof. Kenneth Runesson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)



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